The United States has the largest carceral regime on the planet. Drawing from his book, Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016), Jordan T. Camp will trace the roots of the carceral crisis through a series of turning points in U.S. history, beginning with the urban uprisings of 1967 and terminating with the current policing crisis. Through an examination of these dramatic events, he will suggest that alternative outcomes have been and continue to be possible.
This event is sponsored by The New School's Global Studies department, Parsons First Year, and the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies.
Jordan T. Camp is a Term Assistant Professor of American Studies at Barnard College. He is the author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016), co-editor (with Christina Heatherton) of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso Books, 2016), and co-editor (with Laura Pulido) of Clyde A. Woods’ Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans (University of Georgia Press, 2017).